Book: Small is Beautiful
Small is Beautiful. A study of economics as if people mattered.
E.F. Schumacher. Vintage.
A classic text looking at the perils of profits and progress towards specialisation and globalisation. This notes the human and environmental costs then proposes a different way using intermediate technology. This is human scale locally based, communally owned workshops and labour. Transition thinking is rooted in such insights of low carbon people friendly industry.
Schumacher’s life work is now carried on in a college bearing his name in Dartington Devon. It is the estate that adjoins the town of Totnes in which Rob Hopkins is based. Thus this hot bed of alternative thinking has been a fertile ground for green economic visionaries.